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Poster: simon c Date: Jul 20, 2004 11:05am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Full version of 'Brother Can You Spare A Job?' uploaded.

Looks like the creators of 'Brother Can You Spare A Job?', the full 'seven minute look at the hard times living under Bush's economy' animated cartoon, have uploaded it to the Archive:

Separately of the controversial politics bit, it really _looks_ great - congrats to the creators.

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This post was modified by simon c on 2004-07-20 18:05:32

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Poster: FP Date: Jul 20, 2004 2:32pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Full version of 'Brother Can You Spare A Job?' uploaded.

This is an impressive piece of work. I'm almost sorry it's uploaded here, because that means there won't be any financial reward for its creators. I suggest any fans of obscure animation - or fans of clever political messages - check it out. The message is not presented stridently, so personal politics shouldn't interfere with appreciation of the film.

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Poster: Bill T. Date: Jul 20, 2004 2:50pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: No Money? Why not?

Why can't there be any financial rewards?

Just because you've uploaded it here means you can kiss it goodbye as far as taking it to festivals.

Case in point, I wasn't going to bring it up NOW, but it does look like my "How Do You Don't" film (which made it's debut here) will be playing at one of the largest experimental film festivals in Europe, The Lausanne Underground Film Festival in Switzerland in October.

This post was modified by Bill T. on 2004-07-20 21:50:11

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Poster: FP Date: Jul 20, 2004 10:12pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: No Money? Why not?

It seems to me that if a film can be downloaded in its entirety for free in a format that allows for good video quality, it's less likely to be sold later. There's always the chance that festival exposure could lead to more work, I guess.

Jason Wen's excellent short F8 was posted complete - by mistake - in the Siggraph section of the Archives last year. That mistake was fixed in a hurry, and it was replaced by a short preview excerpt. F8 has some kind of distribution deal, and the people who control that apparently didn't want the whole F8 to be available for free. It was even broken into two parts when aired on TechTV's EYE DROPS.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 20, 2004 7:52pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: excellent

Politicians take themselves too seriously. They make headlines but the newspaper often becomes a lining for the Cat,s Litter Tray. They strut as Roosters for a time but usually end as Feather Dusters.I ENJOYED this cartoon and rate it highly.

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-07-20 21:40:24

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-07-21 02:52:45